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LS 170 Week 5

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LS 170 Week 5 LegalSt 170

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These notes cover Ch. 14, Durkheim, Bentham, and Classical School.
Crime and Criminal Justice
Richard Perry
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Date Created: 09/23/16
September 19, 2016 Ch. 14 ●  Grand jury is bigger than a trial jury ○ Grand jury has an odd number ○ Trial has 6 to 12 ■ 6 has petit jury ● Trial stage is where you say if you have any new evidence ● Criminal case ○ Indictment from grand jury ○ Comes from prosecutor­ inflammation ○ Comes from police­ complaint ■ Most common ● 25% of all cases from police are actually taken to a prosecution ○ Case attrition ● Prosecutor can either be kicked out or not voted in again if he  either undercharges/dismiss a case or overcharge ● Selective prosecution happens ○ Or plea bargaining ● Wayte v. US ○ Prosecutors retain “broad discretion” as to whether  to prosecute ○ Presumption of regularity ○ Required to demonstrate that the prosecutor’s  decision had a “discriminatory effect” and “it was motivated by a  discriminatory purpose” ○ Two­prong test ● Prosecutor retaliates against a defendant who asserts his or her  rights by bringing a more serious charge against the defendant ● Vindictive prosecution ○ Probable cause is the main risk ● Gerstein v. Pugh ○ You don’t have to know why you arrested ○ You must be held “promptly following an arrest” ● County of Riverside v. McLaughlin ○ You have 48 hours after arrest to be brought upon  a judge ● If you are charged with something serious, you have a right to  attorney ● First appearance ○ Triggered by the filing of a complaint ○ To be conducted “without unnecessary delay” ○ Four primary purposes ■ Informing the defendant of the  criminal charges ■ Informing the defendant of the right  to counsel and other rights ■ Setting of bail ■ Assigning counsel for indigent  defendants ○ Set bail ■ Cash ■ Security bond or trust ■ Ror ● Significant ties to the  community where you won’t leave ● Ex. bruce wright ● Acts as a subsidy for  the middle class September 21, 2016 Ch. 14 ● Lombroso ○ Biological theories of crime ■ Focuses on class, race, gender and  how relates to crime ● 8th amendment doesn’t apply to you unless you are being  punished Discussion ● Probation instead of jail while parole is after you serve time Durkheim ● Crime is normal, necessary, inevitable ● Punishment functions: promote collective cons. And finds crime ● State leads to individuals Classical School ● Beccaria ○ Considered humanitarian because he believed  punishment should be proportional to the crime ○ Reasons for crime: state of nature ○ Reasons for punishment: deter ○ Criminal law should be clear, fixed, public Bentham ● Utilitarian theory ○ Punishment should be intentional, is evil, and  preventional (general and specific) ○ Calculation between pleasure and pain ○ Economics of punishment ○ Punishment exceeds the evil of the offence then it  is horrible Sentencing ● Determinate vs. indeterminate ○ Determinate­ fixed sentencing ○ Indeterminate: sentencing based of circumstances  and can get out early due to behavior ● Mandatory minimum Cruel and Unusual Punishment ● 8th amendment ● Ewing vs. california ○ Convicted in state court of felony grand theft ○ Got 25 years to life due to 3 strikes law ○ Supreme court agreed with holding ○ Stole 3 golf clubs so it was a felony Concurring ● Judges agree with majority opinion but has a different reasoning


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